Anime Japan 2017: Production Materials Gallery

Anime Japan 2017: Production Materials Gallery

It’s been a few hours since this year’s installment of Japan’s biggest anime event Anime Japan ended. This exhibition of “everything about anime” featured a considerable number of booths displaying production materials, and so we decided to search twitter and other outlets to compile them into a single gallery. Enjoy!

My Hero Academia Season 2

Chief Animation Director Yoshihiko Umakoshi’s corrections

Mob Psycho 100

Key Frames
Key Animation: Yoshimichi Kameda

Bungou Stray Dogs

Key Visual, Key Frames

Darker Than Black

Key Frames

Fate/Grand Order

CM6 (link) Key Frames – Shun Enokido, Takahito Sakazume
CM7 (link) Key Frames – Shun Enokido, Takahito Sakazume
CM8 (link) Key Frames – Hidekazu Ebina, Kouta Sugawa
Summer CM (link) Key Frames – Shun Enokido, Takahito Sakazume

Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?

Art Boards, Key Frames

Your Name.

Character Designs, Storyboards

Sword of the Stranger

Key Visual

Huge thanks to Kori for accepting our request to take photos of BONES’ megabooth!

Twitter sources: Wakana Okamura, honnyaku_blognanamarumaxbreakerz2meitakeixhalnousa, sasuke4saku, ANN Events

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Stuff like this is kind of an eye-opener for me, to how much work/talent goes behind anime production. Just wanted to say thank you for this


Great drawings from some great anime. I do have a small question about the coloring of the genga. I assume the coloring indicates the shading, but is there a industry standard to what each color means or does it differ in each production or by key animator?


no, there is no standard for what color youre using


Yes there is standard rule, or should I say “there are standard rules”. They are most likely similar to each other with some differences. Like in most cases they use blue for shadow, red for highlight-marking area that having different colors w/o linear… other more specified stuffs (likes shadow for dark hair color vs light hair color…) in the other hand are kinda based on which studio/main-team you are working with, but mainly only decided by a big team not individual (because having a bunch of different color codes for an episode or a series will really mess up the… Read more »


Since I was late and you already got a good answer about the standardized shadow/highlight/etc colors, I’d just like to add that the industry would be quite a mess otherwise. Since so much staff constantly flows from project to project, sometimes for just a few cuts, it would be a nightmare if all companies operated in fundamentally different ways. The same thing happens for the colors of the sheets themselves, there are certain standards (yellow for animation directors) but then there’s particularities (different tone of yellow, green or blue for chief animation directors).

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This is really inspiring and a very informative post.Great work